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  1. #1

    Default lOOking to add ghost shrimp

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    Wanting to add about 5 or 6 ghost shrimp to my 55gal. that at the moment is housing platy, neon tetra, an black skirt tetra.

    Couple questions.

    (1)...Should I be worried that the shrimp would become food for the stock that's in there now?

    (2)...What is a good way to acclimate them from bag too the tank? Can you just float the bag like you can fish then pour them into a net?

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    I'm not too sure about the shrimp becoming fish food. The only ones that might give it a try are the black skirts but I have never kept shrimp with fish before

    I also drip acclimate all of my fish and inverts the same way. I would suggest to use the process below
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    My black skirt is a good hunter.I have added ghosts to my tank several times,for food.

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    Thanks Cliff...for the links. I was fumbling through online pet stores an stumbled into foster&smiths store. they had a write-up there about acclamation very similar to the links you provided. which seems to be a very prof. way to acclimate. Again thanks 4 the links

    Now If only I knew for sure I wasn't preparing a 2 hour dinner for my fish....

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    Well smaug I guess you answered my ? Not really what I wanted to hear tho.

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    Thats what Im here for

  7. #7


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    I agree the blackskirts will enjoy the shrimps.

  8. #8


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    Happy to report...Its been a week that i added my ghost shrimp, an the observation is as follows.

    1. As long as they are 1"1/4" They are feared an accepted by the community.

    2.If they are smaller...well they are just food for the community. :(

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    I put a couple of ghost shrimp in my 10 gallon and 3 large ones in my 55 gallon. They are rooming with Zebra Danios and Rasboras. So far the 3 in the 55 gallon are still doing well. In my 10 gallon - I just noticed 2 babies this morning. I don't know if there are more or not. I hope so! I have 3 Guppys in there, too.
    5 gallon/6.5 gallon/29 gallon/37 gallon/ 55 gallon {and a 20 gallon in my office!}

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    That's great Pamela2heaven... I'm glad its going good for ya, an congrats on the new additions. I was a little concerned about my black skirts they really do see everything as food, but with the larger shrimp it looks like it might work out 4 me.

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